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1 Strategy- Drawing Inference from the Text: Poetry from Primary Sources Ms. Lucinda Evans AIHE, Professional Development Cicero Systems

2 The Abolishionist Tool Fugitive Slaves Ranaway, my negro man named Simon; he has been shot badly in his back and right arm Fifty dollars reward, for the negro Jim Blake- has a piece cut out of each ear and the middle finger of the left hand cut off to the second joint Ranaway, the negro boy Teams-he had on his neck an iron collar

3 Ranaway, Jim-had on when he escaped, a pair of chain hand cuffs. Ranaway, a negro named Hambleton, limps on his left for where he was shot a few weeks ago while a runaway Ranaway, my man Fountain-he has holes in his ears, a scar on the right side of his forehead- has been shot in the hind parts of his legs-is marked on the back with the whip

4 And Finally.. Ranaway, a negro woman and two children; a few days before she went off, I burnt her with a hot iron on the left side of her face, I tried to make the letter M

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6 ‘KATIE’S POEM’

7 HOME AS I WENT DOWN TO THE RIVER TO PRAY I THINK HOW I’VE WALKED ALL DAY I HAVE TO GET TO LARNCE (LAWRENCE) ON MY WAY HOME I WANNA GO HOME! FOR HOLIDAYS AS I COOK ALONE THE WAY I COME TO SEE THE BEATUY(BEAUTY) IN ME I’M FIVE FOOT FOUR OR SO! SO… I LOOK IN THE RIVER AND SEE A FACE BREED(BRED) FOR BEAUTY YOU MIGHT SEE IT TRY HARDER I LOOK UP AND SEE GOD’S LOVING HAND AND HE PULLS ME UP! AND I COMING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS I’LL RUN ALONG THE UNDERGROUND RAILWAY TO MY FREEDOM AWAY I GO!

8 The Pedagogy Found Poetry – Carefully read the document; highlight important details that are powerful, moving, interesting, unique – On a separate sheet of paper, list the details you have highlighted in order, leave space in case you need to add more to ‘fill in’ the poem. – Change punctuation or words without losing the context of the text to help your poem flow smoothly – Give your poem a meaningful title – For an extra touch write your final draft of the poem into a meaningful shape

9 Sample Found Poems PEOPLE HAVE VALUE By Nancy and Miranda A valuable woman whose name is unknown A mother of four with skills that have grown People have value wherever they are from A valuable Blacksmith with wife and 2 daughters A daughter of 12 who is valuable to us And a 10 year old who’s just as much They are up to working in the house So they will keep out every mouse People have value wherever they are from A likely girl of 17 or 18 Has been accustomed to all kinds of Household and garden chores People have value wherever they are from A family of 4, men and a wife With 2 beautiful girls from 12 to 4 A man between 30 and 33 can be Seen driving a carriage with is wife Who is 25 and found to be a seamstress They are a genteel family of 4 from Virginia People have value wherever they are from

10 ONE MORE SAMPLE:FOUND POETRY SLAVE SAYS By Rachael Justify to thy self enslave those different from thee Are they not the same as thee? They sing and cry in their native tongues “Why me, Why me?” Let them be as they are and beat the souls oh so innocently deceived As the ships come sailing with slaves dressed in mourning and awaiting A fate oh so terrible Wonder why they hate us so, would you hesitate and think if they were you and You them Would you continue such a heinous act to know that this caused an Avenged redemption through hostilities and casualties Live with the fact of knowing the past and didn’t go by so fast The future is waiting for an answer so are those yet unborn Well what is thy answer?

11 The Pedagogy Poem with Two Voices – What is it? A poem written from two different primary source documents. A poem written and performed by two people Always written in two columns Always includes a refrain that applies to both texts A dialogue between two people who are represented in the two texts, usually with opposing view points

12 Poem With Two Voices: – Teacher provides the topic – Provide primary source materials; documents and images work best – Two partners generate separately words that are powerful, moving, interesting, unique – Craft a poem of similar words for each document/image while jointly thinking of a good refrain

13 Sample Poem with Two Voices MONEY A YOUNG BOY AN OLD TOWN ONE FROM THE NORTH ONE FROM THE SOUTH MONEY TOOK A DARE FROM HIS FRIENDS ‘TOWNY’ FRIENDS MET THE DARE JUST WANTED TO SAY ‘HI’ MADE SURE HE SAID GOOD BYE MONEY EMMITT TILL CAROLYN BRYANT LIVES LOST MONEY, MISSISSIPPI

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